Big Crossroads $11 Million Buy Hits Obama on Stimulus, Jobs

Jonathan Miller


American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS, is making an $11 million buy across eight states in a new ad campaign that attacks President Obama on the stimulus and unemployment, Politico reports.

The ad from Crossroads, titled “Actually Happened,” features an actor standing behind a computerized line graph, and attacks Obama for predicting the stimulus would get U.S. unemployment under 5.6 percent.

“But this is what the jobless rate actually is: 8.1 percent," the actor says. "The difference? About 3.7 million jobs.”

The ad goes on to assail Obama for spending and the national debt. It is running in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, according to Politico.

Another $4 million from GPS is being spent on Senate races in North Dakota, Virginia and Montana. Crossroads has an ad in Florida.

The Romney and Obama campaigns also released new ads.

The Obama campaign's ad, released on Monday, continues its attack on Romney over his time at Bain Capital, alleging that workers at a Bain investment in China toiled under “sweatshop conditions.”

The Romney ad, released on Tuesday, alleges that taxes have already increased under Obama due to the health care reform law. The ad features three cutaways of both Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi embracing and grinning.